The first step buyers most often take in their home shopping pursuit is to check up on financing and to make sure they can even afford a home, according to a new survey of 1,000 recent buyers. The survey was commissioned by loan Depot and mellohome, a real estate services provider. The majority of these customers—nearly 74 percent—sought financing first in their home buying journey before looking at homes. For first-time buyers, that percentage jumps to 85 percent.
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